Do we want our pensions to remain affordable? Then we will have to stay in the workforce for longer. This isn’t obvious, because absenteeism and burnout put us in the red. And employees want something too: more autonomy and flexibility. The key is to keep investing in sustainable employability.
The most recent Securex employability barometer (December 2017) speaks volumes: just 1 in 10 Belgians want to work until they are 67 or older. Most want to stop working when they’re 60.
And the gap between ‘want’ and ‘must’? It’s still deep: a lot of employees are especially aware that they will need to work for longer. And that has a counterproductive effect. It’s best if the desire to work comes from the employees themselves. How do we stimulate that desire? With the right motivation, autonomy and support.
This brings us to the most important challenges for our working futures:
What is the current situation? And how do we strengthen career resilience and physical and mental health?
How many employees are invited to put their own salary package together? And how can we meet their personal preferences?
What influence does autonomous motivation have on employability? And what is the role of sustainable leadership?
How do employees view flexible partnerships? And why isn’t a fixed contract a ‘must-have’ anymore?
The theme running through the solutions for these trends? Employability. And that is the shared responsibility of the government, the organisation and the employee.
In the meantime, the personal support of every individual is a central focus. Because what may be ‘demanding’ or ‘suitable’ work for one person is not for another. The people in the organisation deserve a tailored approach.
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